Figen Murray OBE – Guest Speaker at The Security Officer of Distinction Awards Lunch

We are delighted that Figen Murray OBE has accepted our invitation to be the Guest Speaker at our Awards Lunch on 24th May 2023.

Figen is the mother of Martyn Hett, who at 29 years of age was tragically killed alongside 21 others at the Manchester Arena terrorist attack in May 2017.

Since the Manchester Arena attack, Figen has been working with the Government and the security industry to make the tangible changes that can help ensure no other family has to go through what hers has. She is the force behind Martyn’s Law (Protect Duty), a legislation requiring publicly accessible locations to improve security against the threat of terrorism. Her ambitions to better understand counter-terrorism saw her achieve a distinction in a counter terrorism master’s degree from the University of Central Lancashire.

Figen’s dedication and work in counter terrorism saw her awarded an OBE in the 2022 New Year’s Honours List. She is a Visiting Fellow for the Institute of Strategic Risk Management, a member of the senior leadership team for TINYg, and an Associate Member of the Security Institute.

In addition to the work around Martyn’s Law Figen also visits secondary schools, colleges and universities and talks to young people about the dangers of online radicalisation. She has so far reached 25,000 young people all over the UK.

We really appreciate Figen taking the time out of her busy schedule to join us at The Riverbank Pavilion at Royal Windsor Racecourse to meet our members and speak about her work.